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How to be active in the rain

Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. Here are some ways on how the whole family can be active outside on rainy days: (more…)

How to nurture a Healthy start with active play!

Physical literacy is the ability and confidence to move and participate in physical activity in a variety of environments. It is an important part of a child’s development that can be overlooked due to their young age. It is never too early to start age-appropriate physical activity movements that can strengthen a child’s ability to be active.

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Nutrition Literacy with Healthy Start! Cooking and Learning with Children

Cooking is a wonderful learning opportunity for children. Don’t be afraid to invite children in the kitchen to help you. Whether it’s at home, at the childcare centre or in the classroom, children have so much to gain from preparing meals and snacks.. Encouraging children to help you in the kitchen  will increase their knowledge and curiosity in several areas. (more…)

Make this year’s holiday celebration active!

Looking for ways to spice up family celebrations this holiday season? Why not add some physical activity! Gather all of your family members and go caroling throughout the neighborhood, go skating or tobogganing or even go on a
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Active games for your Halloween party

Need some ideas on how to keep the kids active during your Halloween party? Check out these great ideas from Active for Life: (more…)

Why not make the holiday season an active holiday!

Your kids are on vacation over two weeks and already you don’t know how you’re going to keep them busy? Do not worry! We have some ideas for how to relieve boredom and keep your little ones active: (more…)

Trick or Treating @ Home

Trick or treating with a preschooler can be difficult. The weather may turn cold, October could welcome several inches of snow, and a late night for little ones can cause meltdowns. Not to mention the large amount of sugar children receive and having to dodge the many excited older children on the street; trick or treating on Halloween can quickly go from fun to done. Don’t stress! Below is a list of preschool friendly alternatives to traditional trick or treating: (more…)

Playing in the rain

With Canada’s warmest season right on our doorsteps comes more rainy days to take advantage of. Young children can easily grow tired of being required to stay inside all day when it is raining outside. Why not try some activities outside in the rain? (more…)

Surviving and Thriving the Holiday Season

During the holidays, routine can become a less important part of our lives! With visiting family and friends, we tend to eat more. We don’t always know how to keep the children busy. Here are a few ideas to stay active and maintain healthy eating habits over the holidays: (more…)

Active Household Tasks!

According to the Canadian Physical Activities Guidelines, children from birth to 4 years of age should get at least 180 minutes of physical activity per day, at any intensity. Children aged 5 to 11 should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily.

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Active Transportation

For many people, September is synonymous with back-to-school activities and a return to one’s pre-summer routine. For others, it signifies a return to the joys of active transport methods and the pleasure that comes with going to school or work by foot, bicycle or rollerblades.

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Combatting Cabin Fever

What can you do with your kids when it’s –50°C outside and you’re stuck inside? There are a lot of ways to stay active indoors without a large space. It’s important to help your kids find ways to move inside, so they don’t get stuck in front of the television.

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Healthy Start should be part of the ECE training.

- Director (SK)